Tag Archives: Economic crisis

Income inequalities and employment patterns in Europe

Eurofound has just published the report “Income inequalities and employment patterns in Europe before and after the Great Recession.” The study addresses growing concerns about income inequalities in academic and policy debates by offering a comprehensive study of income inequalities during the years of the Great Recession starting in 2008–2009. The results show that EU-wide …
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The bubble economy : is sustainable growth possible? by Robert U. Ayres.

Overview: The global economy has become increasingly, perhaps chronically, unstable. Since 2008, we have heard about the housing bubble, subprime mortgages,banks “too big to fail,” financial regulation (or the lack of it), and the European debt crisis. Wall Street has discovered that it is more profitable to make money from other people’s money than by …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – January 2015 Update

The IMF has just published the World Economic Outlook (WEO) January 2015 Update. Four key developments have shaped the global outlook since the WEO October 2014 Update: Oil prices in US dollars have declined by about 55 percent since September. The decline is partly due to unexpected demand weakness in some major economies. While global …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – April 2014

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Recovery Strengthens, Remains Uneven,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Moving from Liquidity- to Growth-Driven Markets;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Public Expenditure Reform: Making Difficult Choices.” According to the WEO, global activity has broadly strengthened and is expected to …
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The European Crisis and its Human Cost

Caritas Europe has just published the report, “The European Crisis and its Human Cost: A Call for Fair Alternatives and Solutions.” The study analyzes the impact of the crisis and austerity on local communities, with a special focus on Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain. The study shows that the number of poor …
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The Economic Crisis and the Euro

Chatham House, Elcano and AREL have published the report “How to Fix the Euro: Strengthening Economic Governance in Europe” almost exactly 15 years after the Euro was launched through the Maastricht Treaty. The study examines why economic and monetary union (EMU) were so badly affected by the crisis, and assesses whether further changes need to …
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OECD: The Rise of Inequality and Social Divisions

The OECD has just published the report “Society at a Glance 2014: The Crisis and Its Aftermath”. According to the study, income inequality and social division have risen sharply since the beginning of the economic crisis. The economic crisis has disproportionately hit the most vulnerable in society, and their conditions could continue to worsen unless …
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EU Competing in Global Value Chains

The European Commission has just published the “EU Industrial Structure Report 2013: Competing in Global Value Chains”. According to the study, there are signs of a tentative recovery in EU industrial and service performance, although not all sectors have regained their pre-crisis level of development. The report bases its analysis on productivity and its underlying …
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Jobs and Growth

The IMF has just published the book titled “Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery”. The study looks at key aspects needed to lead Europe out of its crisis seizing its growth potential and creating new jobs. IMF staff identifies key challenges to boosting growth and employment over the medium-term and describes a roadmap for …
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OECD’s Regions at a Glance 2013

The OECD has just published the “Regions at a Glance 2013” report. The study shows how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of societies. It updates its regular set of region-by-region indicators, examining a wide range of policies and trends and identifying those regions that are outperforming or lagging behind in …
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